Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
eBooks
Newletters and Alerts
38 books in Social Science - Customs & Traditions

Subscribe to our RSS/XML feed with web-based news readers.
Click your choice:

RSS
RSS PDF
Atom Feed
Add to Google

Browse Category

Find more Social Science books by browsing the categories below.

Social Science:

Social Science:

Sort: Author   Bestselling  Format   Date   Price   Title  
Way of the Ancient Healer
Way of the Ancient Healer
Written by Virgil Mayor Apostol
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556439414
Our Price: $19.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Way of the Ancient Healer
Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions
Written by Virgil Mayor Apostol


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $19.95

Way of the Ancient Healer provides an overview of the rich tradition of Filipino healing practices, discussing their origins, world influences, and role in daily life. Enhanced with over 200 photographs and illustrations, the book combines years of historical research with detailed descriptions of the spiritual belief system that forms the...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Media Virus!
Media Virus!
Written by Douglas Rushkoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307775573
Our Price: $13.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Media Virus!

Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $13.99

The most virulent viruses today are composed of information. In this information-driven age, the easiest way to manipulate the culture is through the media. A hip and caustically humorous McLuhan for the '90s, culture watcher Douglas Rushkoff now offers a fascinating expose of media manipulation in today's age of instant information.


From... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Living Maya
The Living Maya
Written by Robert Sitler, Ph.D., Foreword by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez and Patricio Balona
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556439391
Our Price: $16.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Living Maya
Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012
Written by Robert Sitler, Ph.D.
Foreword by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez and Patricio Balona


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $16.95

Author Robert Sitler’s immersion in Mayan culture began with a transformative spiritual experience more than three decades ago in the ruins of Palenque, Mexico. Led by a local to a nearby Mayan village, Sitler discovered firsthand what traditional Mayan life was like—a community of people living in peace with each other... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Discovering Pub Names and Signs
Discovering Pub Names and Signs
Written by David Brandon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747807575
Our Price: $13.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Discovering Pub Names and Signs

Written by David Brandon


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $13.95

Do you know where "The George and Dragon" derives from? Probably. How about "The Gloucester Flying Machine?" Probably not. Some pub names pop up time and again, others have a unique story to tell. This book untangles the meanings behind Britain's extraordinary variety of often strange pub names and signs. Providing... Read more >
The East, the West, and Sex
The East, the West, and Sex
Written by Richard Bernstein
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375713897
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The East, the West, and Sex
A History
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $16.00

In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating book describes the historical and ongoing encounter between these travelers and the morally ambiguous opportunities they found... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Lifestyle Puzzle
The Lifestyle Puzzle
Written by Henrick Vejlgaard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616141851
Our Price: $19.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Lifestyle Puzzle
Who We Are in the 21st Century
Written by Henrick Vejlgaard


Format: Trade Paperback, 245 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $19.00

American society is more diverse than ever. A country that used to think of itself as the "great melting pot" may soon be calling itself "the great lifestyle buffet." With increasing affluence, more and more Americans are in a position to choose whatever lifestyle most appeals to them. The result is... Read more >
Enanitos Toreros
Enanitos Toreros
Photographed by Livia Corona
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873687
Our Price: $39.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Enanitos Toreros

Photographed by Livia Corona


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2008
Price: $39.95

For the past 8 years, photographer Livia Corona has documented the Enanitos Toreros, troupes of little people performing as bullfighters. She toured and lived with them throughout Mexico and migrant farming communities in the US, often traveling with 12 to 14 people in a single van. The cars blared out a... Read more >
Las Christmas
Las Christmas
Written by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307426550
Our Price: $9.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Las Christmas
Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories
Written by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

Twenty-five celebrated Latino writers delight and move us with their recollections of Christmas in this splendid holiday extravaganza.
From Julia Alvarez's tale of how Santicló delivered a beloved uncle from political oppression to Junot Díaz's story of his own uneasy assimilation on his first Christmas in America, to Sandra Cisneros's poignant memories... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback and a trade paperback.
Subjugated Animals
Subjugated Animals
Written by Nathaniel Wolloch
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591024941
Our Price: $38.99
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Subjugated Animals
Animals And Anthropocentrism in Early Modern European Culture
Written by Nathaniel Wolloch


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2006
Price: $38.99

This book is a study of attitudes toward animals in early modern Western culture. Emphasizing the influence of anthropocentrism on attitudes toward animals, historian Nathaniel Wolloch traces the various ways in which animals were viewed, from predominantly anti-animal thinking to increasingly pro-animal sentiments and viewpoints.

Wolloch devotes a chapter each to six... Read more >
The Buried Soul
The Buried Soul
Written by Timothy Taylor
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807046678
Our Price: $20.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Buried Soul
How Humans Invented Death
Written by Timothy Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 15, 2005
Price: $20.00

Do cannibals exist? Is there evidence for contemporary human sacrifice? What are vampires? The Buried Soul charts the story of the human response to death from prehistory to the present day. This book is a radical adventure into the sepulchral world. Read more >
Stranger in the Village of the Sick
Stranger in the Village of the Sick
Written by Paul Stoller
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807072615
Our Price: $19.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Stranger in the Village of the Sick
A Memoir of Cancer, Sorcery, and Healing
Written by Paul Stoller


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2005
Price: $19.00

After more than fifty years of good health, anthropologist Paul Stoller suddenly found himself diagnosed with lymphoma. The only thing more transformative than his fear and dread of cancer was the place it ultimately took him: twenty-five years back in time to his days as an apprentice to a West African... Read more >
In Praise of Nepotism
In Praise of Nepotism
Written by Adam Bellow
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385493895
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

In Praise of Nepotism
A History of Family Enterprise from King David to George W. Bush
Written by Adam Bellow


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $16.00

Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
In Praise of Nepotism
In Praise of Nepotism
Written by Adam Bellow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781400079025
Our Price: $13.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
In Praise of Nepotism

Written by Adam Bellow


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $13.99

Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
View pages: 1 | 2
Page 2 of 2
View past category highlights: